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#1 electriclott


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Posted 04 February 2010 - 05:05 PM

This may be a stupid question, so pardon me up front. I am looking to upgrade my laptop to Windows 7. I currently have XP installed, but it came with vista preinstalled...my question is, can i recreate the restore partition that is currently installed on my hard drive with with windows 7? Or is it best to do a fresh install with the windows 7 disk?

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 07:16 PM

If it were me I would save everything I wanted to save and do a fresh install. You already have two OS's on this laptop go for the fresh install!

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 09:56 PM

Assuming you have backups of your data, the best thing to do in this case would be a clean install. :huh:
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Posted 05 February 2010 - 04:37 PM

Well...it sort of depends on what version of Win 7 you intend to use.

If you have an upgrade version, it will look for the install that validates use of an upgrade DVD/version.

But you can do a clean install (XP users MUST do a clean install) with an upgrade version DVD.

Other versions of Win 7 are not dependent on prior Windows installations.


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